turning to the food bank these days and we're a lifeline to them. so the need in alameda county is growing. we are serving one in six alameda county residents, the majority of which are children. >> to try to offset the shortage, both east bay food banks are appealing to the public, asking for them to organize their own food drives. and make monetary donations. >> we can turn every dollar that is donated into four dollars worth of food that we can distribute. we will come down here and volunteer, help out, lend your voice, call your legislator. there's a lot that can be done to help our neighbors in need. >> it's unclear at this point when these government shipments might resume, if the public wants more information on how they can help this food bank and the other one in contra costa county. that information can be found on our website, abc7news.com. in oakland, laura anthony, abc7 news. >> it's a lot safer this morning for pedestrian in south san jose. a new bridge opened up yesterday providing safer access to a shopping center.